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True to the aircraft’s flexibility, you pilot the F-16 in assignments as diverse as dogfights, bombing raids or reconnaissance missions. It is up to you to plan your flight route by setting waypoints on the tactical map prior to take-off; you can also (but need not) select the armament of your plane. When you have accumulated enough flight experience, you may command entire squadrons in the fictional Operation Conquest campaign, a simple simulation of an entire war theater that already hinted at what would later become DI’s Virtual Battlefield.

F-16 Combat Pilot allows multiplayer duels via modem or serial link.


F-16 Combat Pilot ZX Spectrum The message below the gun sight says 'Bandit 32 mls"
F-16 Combat Pilot ZX Spectrum After all that the need to load some more of the game is a bit of a let down
F-16 Combat Pilot DOS Getting that close to enemy fighters for a dogfight is highly unusual...
F-16 Combat Pilot Amiga Mission selection: pass all 5 missions to unlock Operation Conquest

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Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1989 97 out of 100 97
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Feb, 1989 94 out of 100 94
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1989 94 out of 100 94
Zero Amiga Nov, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The One Atari ST Mar, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Commodore User Amiga Aug, 1989 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1989 8.17 out of 12 68


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anyone have this game????? 1 James Stephens
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The DOS release of the game contains 3 disks, but installation requires only two of the three.

Use Disk 1 plus either Disk 2 or 3, depending upon which graphics you need. Disk 2 is for EGA and Tandy graphics, while Disk 3 is for CGA & Monochrome.


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  • European Computer Leisure Awards
    • 1990 - Best Flight Simulator
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Simulation in 1989

Sam Coupé version

The game was in development for Sam Coupé and was to be published by Revelation Software. A demo version appeared on the covertape of Crash issue 92 (September 1991) but the full game was ultimately not published.

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